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Criminals get hold of 'Russian state malware'

Kaspersky ban raises concerns among cyber pros, consumers; draws Kremlin rebuke

The U.S. government’s decision to ban Kaspersky Lab security software prompted both criticism and praise from the security industry, ignited a flurry of concern from consumers over their own Kaspersky purchases and drew a sharp rebuke from the Kremlin. The directive weighed on an already strained relationship with Moscow, including allegations that Russia interfered in…

U.S. bans use of Kaspersky Labs software on government systems

Acting on concerns that Russian company Kaspersky Lab has connections to cyberespionage activities, the U.S. government has banned the use of Kaspersky Lab security software, according to a binding order released Wednesday by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke. The order gives federal agencies three months to inventory and remove the software.…

Sessions, Coats call for reauthorization of FISA

The U.S. Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence penned a letter to the Congressional majority and minority leadership urging them to permanently reauthorize Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire at the end of this year.

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